Visit artist's studios and venues in Peterborough and the surrounding areas


Dear PAOS Members

Welcome to PAOS 2017.  We are delighted to welcome many new artists who have joined us this year together with many familiar names who have taken part in Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios before.

This page is designed to inform PAOS membership about some key diary dates for PAOS 2017, including:

  • Brochure Collection – Wednesday 10th May 7pm-8.30pm at City College Peterborough
  • Launch Event – Saturday 3rd June 9am – 5pm on Cathedral Square
  • PAOS 2017 Artists’  Get Together – Sunday 16th July 3pm-6pm at the Fresh Pizza Co and Cookhouse, Whittlesey.

The PAOS 2017 directory will be published and ready for collection on Wednesday 10th May between 7pm and 8.30pm from City College Peterborough, Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU.
Each artist will receive:

  • PAOS 2017 brochures (minimum 20 per artist)
  • Banner to exhibit at your PAOS location.  (A £20 cheque deposit will be required made payable to PAOS on the day of collection to cover the cost of replacing the banner in case of loss or damage. No cash please! The cheque will be destroyed when the banner is returned.)
  • Your PAOS Member Artist pin badge
  • PAOS 2017 Event card
  • Competition stickers to encourage visitors to visit other artists to have a chance to win £100 to spend with the artist(s) of their choice. Details of the competition will be provided.

The event will also provide you with the opportunity to meet the PAOS Team and other artists taking part in PAOS 2017 so we hope to see you on the 10th May.

If you are unable to join us, please email to make alternative arrangements to pick up your items.

Could we also ask you, if you haven’t already done so, to check your Artist’s Page on the PAOS website to make sure your profile and other information is correct so you can update the information if required. A copy of the brochure is available now on the website on the ‘visiting the open studios’ page and on the PAOS issuu site too

Distribution of brochures
Although the PAOS team distribute brochures to places where member of the public can access them including the Tourist Information Centre, Metal, libraries and community centres we always encourage members to distribute the brochures to places they go to including gyms, schools, pubs and cafes, church or faith centres, colleagues, friends and relatives. Each member will receive at least 20 brochures but please feel free to take more.

We require a valid cheque for £20 as a refundable deposit for a banner. This is to cover the partial cost of a replacement banner should yours be damaged or lost and will be returned to you when you return your banner.
We suggest that you wait to put your banner up until just before Open Studios in order to avoid unwanted visitors knocking on your door before the event starts.

It can be taken down between the weekends, if you wish, but should be well secured when up in order to avoid theft or slippage.

Postcards – great for personalising to send out an invitation. See website for details of how to make a sticker.

Social Media – don’t forget to promote your event via social media. Make sure you follow PAOS on Facebook and Twitter and we will share your posts/tweets.

You could be part of our Launch Event on Saturday 3rd June on Cathedral Square. PAOS will be based in a marque on Cathedral Square promoting PAOS 2017 and showcasing some of our great member artist on the day. If you could like to be part of this event and demonstrate/exhibit your work, please contact  The event is open to the public from 9am – 5pm (set up by 8.30am).  Places are strictly limited so please contact us as soon as possible.

You, and your guests, are invited to celebrate the success of Open Studios 2017 to get together at a social event on Sunday 16th July 3-6pm at the Fresh Pizza Co & Cookhouse, 3-5 Queens Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1AY.  This event is free for member artists, £5 for guests (£2.50 for under 16s).  A light buffet and soft refreshments will be provided within the ticket price and a paid bar is available too.  If you would like to book your place, please email by Friday 7thJuly 2017.  We hope to see you there.

If you want to be kept informed about PAOS members, key event and news why not follow PAOS on Facebook and Twitter?  The PAOS team will also share key information you post with its members and followers.

Good luck everybody and we look forward to seeing you on the 10th May!

Best wishes

The PAOS Team


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